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This infant with Goldenhar's syndrome has unilateral macrostomia. There was an antimongoloid slant to the eyes, preauricular skin tags, and deafness. Figure 1.72. Macrostomia with cutaneous tags and preauricular skin tags. Cutaneous pits and tags may be found along a line connecting the oral commissure and the external auditory canal in Goldenhar's syndrome.
Multiple preauricular skin tags in an infant with a normal ear. Note that skin tags may be pedunculated. Figure 1.145. Preauricular skin tags in an infant with cupping of the ear. Figure 1.145. Preauricular skin tags in an infant with cupping of the ear. Figure 1.146. Preauricular skin tags and skin tags along a line connecting the oral commissure with the external auditory canal are seen in syndromes involving the first and second branchial arch, as in this infant with Goldenhar's syndrome. Figure 1.147. This infant exhibited abnormal ears with skin tags and a fistula. Abnormal ears, fistu-lae, and skin tags are seen more commonly in the first branchial arch syndrome as this infant with Treacher-Collins syndrome.
Note the associated protrusion of a skin tag in another variant of a lipomeningocele. In infants with lipomeningoceles, skin tags may be present, there may be some skin discoloration due to the presence of the lipoma, and the lesions are usually not midline because of die presence of the lipoma. Lipomeningoceles are relatively rare defects. Figure 3.80. Note the associated protrusion of a skin tag in another variant of a lipomeningocele. In infants with lipomeningoceles, skin tags may be present, there may be some skin discoloration due to the presence of the lipoma, and the lesions are usually not midline because of die presence of the lipoma. Lipomeningoceles are relatively rare defects.
A significant number of human viruses leading to either mild or life-threatening disease are maintained in human populations. The list runs the gamut from colds caused mainly by rhi-noviruses, warts caused by papillomaviruses, to AIDS caused by HIV. The mode of passage of viruses between humans (i.e., the vector) is intimately involved with human behavior. This behavior can be modified by the disease symptoms themselves. Thus, a respiratory infection leads to coughing and sneezing, which spreads an aerosol of droplets containing virus. HSV is spread in saliva requiring direct transfer of an aqueous suspension by contrast, the closely related varicella zoster (chicken pox) virus (VZV) is spread by inhalation of a virus-loaded aerosol. Warts are spread by direct physical contact between the virus-loaded source (another wart or a passive reservoir) and layers of the skin below the keratinized epidermis exposed by small cuts or abrasions. Poliovirus is spread only by virus-containing...
Localized pagetoid reticulosis is a variant of mycosis fungoides presenting with solitary psoriasiform scaly erythematous patches or plaques, usually located on the extremities (Fig. 2.50). The clinical picture can be deceptive, simulating that of benign conditions such as warts or eczematous dermatitis (Fig. 2.51) 80 . The histological picture shows a markedly hyperplastic epidermis with striking epidermotro-pism of T lymphocytes (Figs 2.52 & 2.53). Intraepidermal lymphocytes are characterized usually by medium-sized pleomorphic nuclei. Both T-helper and T-cytotoxic pheno-types have been described.
(CRPV) Type species of the genus Papillomavirus. The 72 capsomeres are arranged with a left-hand skew lattice. A natural infection of cottontail rabbits, Sylvilagus floridanus. Domestic rabbits, Oryctolagus, and several species of Lepus can be infected by scarification into the skin. Skin warts appear and regress but may become malignant, more often in domestic rabbits than in cottontails. Serial propagation in cell cultures has not been reported. Although rabbit erythrocytes adsorb the virus they are not agglutinated.
Widespread and persistent dissemination of flat warts (verruca plana), sometimes for decades, which can progress to malignancy. Often associated with HPV types 5 and 8. Found particularly in immuno-suppressed persons, e.g. AIDS patients. Synonym Lewandowsky-Lutz disease.
External examination requires good lighting. A magnifying glass is also a useful tool for the examination of small lesions. The skin is observed for presence of inflammation, excoriation, ulceration, integrity and pigmentation changes. Pubic hair is inspected for signs of infestation and the presence of any warts or other skin tumours is noted. Skin texture is inspected and any thickening or atrophy noted. The inguinal lymph nodes are palpated and swelling or discomfort noted. The contents of the scrotal sac are examined by palpation. The structures are identified and any pain, discomfort, thickening or abnormalities are noted.
Viral infections are a particularly troublesome complicating factor in some patients with AD. Patients have an unusual susceptibility to certain types of viral infections. The most common organisms found are those of herpes simplex (eczema herpeticum), verruca vulgaris (common warts), molluscum contagiosum and vaccinia (eczema vaccinatum). Kaposi's varicelliform eruption is a particularly severe, explosive infection caused by herpes simplex or vaccinia infection. Viral lesions are typically vesiculopustular in appearance and occur in clusters on both affected and unaffected skin, but with a predilection toward affected skin. The lesions of molluscum contagiosum are papular, centrally umbilicated lesions surrounded by a pale halo. All viral lesions can be seen on any portion of the body. Infection may be localized or result in systemic toxicity (i.e., herpes and vaccinia). Appropriate antiviral therapy may be indicated on a long-term basis to combat these infections, some of which can...
If this is indicated by the history, inspect the eyes for signs of jaundice (BASHH, 2005a), and to see if they are bloodshot or if there is discharge (Barkauskas, 2002). Patients with extensive Phthirus pubis (public lice) may occasionally have lice in their eyebrows and eyelashes (BASHH, 2001a). Note if there are any molluscum contagiosum (MC) lesions (BASHH, 2003) on the face or any warts around the mouth (BASHH, 2002a). There is anecdotally evidence that MC facial lesions are associated with HIV, and they can be large and extensive (BASHH, 2003). Then closely examine the lips for
73 genotypes of HPV had been identified by 1994, but the number will most certainly increase. HPV infects mucosal and cutaneous epithelia. Many of the genotypes have been detected only in benignly proliferative processes, i.e. common warts, but an increasing number have been discovered in malignant tumours. Hence, the aetiological relationship between some HPV genotypes and carcinoma of the uterine cervix, as well as some other anogenital cancers, is well established. Evidence linking HPV to some cancers of the skin and the nasal oral cavities is forthcoming.
Infectious virus is shed from warts and transmitted by direct and indirect contact including sexual intercourse. Direct infection of basal layer cells in minor skin or mucosal lesions may play an important role. Anogenital HPV infections in early childhood can result from poor hygienic conditions, but may also indicate sexual abuse. Condylomatous lesions in children do, however, frequently contain HPV types regularly found at other cutaneous sites. Plantar warts are often spread in public baths. The incubation period is difficult to establish 1-2 weeks has been suggested.
Common warts and plantar warts never become malignant. Direct conversion of condylomas to carcinomas has been described anecdotally but is extremely rare. In addition to experimental evidence, large-scale epidemiological studies performed during recent years have established HPV infections as the major risk factor for cervical cancer. Skin cancers arising in immunosuppressed patients are also increasingly found to contain HPV DNA. Since the matter of causality is being elucidated, the focus is at present, and in the years to come, being shifted towards the mechanisms by which the interplay between certain HPV genotypes, the infected host cells, their environment and other factors may initiate, establish and maintain oncogenic processes in the cervix as well as other locations. HPVs associated with anogenital lesions have been divided into 'low-risk' types (6, 11, 34, 40, 42, 43) or 'high-risk' types (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 54, 56, 58) based on the preneoplastic character...
One characteristic of papillomavirus infections is the appearance of nuclear and cytoplasmic inclusions in cells contained within warts. The size and number of inclusions is dependent on the type of papillomavirus and the site of infection. Human papillomavirus 1 (HPV-1), for example, induces many small inclusions while HPV-4 induces one single inclusion that takes over most of the cytoplasm (Croissant et al., 1985). In vivo these structures label strongly with antiserum raised against E4 gene products which are the 17-kDa E1AE4 and 16-kDa E4 proteins (Doorbar et al., 1986 Rogel-Gaillard et al., 1993). Inclusions can be induced in certain cell types in vitro by expressing E4 gene products. HPV-1 E4 staining reveals an initial association with the intermediate filament keratin and subsequent formation of inclusion bodies in the cytoplasm and nucleus (Roberts et al., 2003 Rogel-Gaillard et al., 1993). The HPV-1 cytoplasmic inclusions retain their association with keratin and appear to...
In recent years, the presence of CD30+ large blasts has been observed in the skin in several reactive conditions including various viral infections (orf, milker's nodule, molluscum con-tagiosum, viral warts, herpes simplex, herpes zoster), arthropod reactions, scabies and drug eruptions (Figs 20.16-20.19) 52-56 . CD30+ cells have also been observed in lesions of hidradenitis and rhynophyma, as well as at the sites of cutaneous abscess and of injury caused by red sea coral. The finding may be related, at least in part, to improved methods
Most skin warts regress spontaneously. Various local treatments have been attempted with uncertain effect (podophyllin, salicylic acid, glutaraldehyde, acetic acid and freezing). When the wart is troublesome, surgical removal may be necessary. Interferon has been used for treatment of laryngeal papillomas with favourable results. In approximately 50 of refractory cases, however, relapse is common. Education concerning prevention of sexually transmitted diseases should include appropriate counselling about HPV infections.
Vestibular papillomas are finger-like protrusions of the modified mucous membrane of the introitus and medial labia minora, and are sometimes mistaken for soft warts. Extensive studies of many individuals have not demonstrated the presence of HPV, and they are asymptomatic, requiring no treatment. Pearly penile papules are common dome-shaped papules that occur in rows around the coronal edge. They are more common in uncircumcised men, and their uniform, smooth appearance and arrangement in rows distinguish them from warts.
Pruritus ani, perianal warts, perianal abscess, perianal haematoma, prolapsing haemorrhoids, thrombosed haemorrhoids, skin tags, anal discharge, anal fistulas, anal fissures, anal cancer, rectocele, rectal prolapse, threadworms, faecal soiling of the perineum are all possible findings (Rhodes & Hsin, 1995 Barkauskas, 2002).
Goldenhar's syndrome (facio-auriculovertebral spectrum oculoauriculoverte-bral dysplasia) is associated with abnormalities of the first and second branchial arches. This infant shows the antimongoloid slant, bilateral macrostomia, and skin tags. Over 90 of these infants have ear abnormalities (small or unusually shaped ears, preauricular tags, and pits). They may have abnormalities of the cervical vertebrae, particularly hemivertebra, coloboma of the upper eyelids, and epibulbar dermoids. Congenital heart disease may be present in one-third of these infants. More than 80 of the infants have normal intelligence. Figure 3.59. Another infant with Goldenhar's syndrome showing the abnormal ear and preauricular skin tags in a line extending from the ear to the macrostomic mouth. Characteristic of Goldenhar's syndrome is the combination of unilateral facial hypoplasia, epibulbar dermoid, ocular abnormalities, preauricular appendages, and unilateral dysplasia of the auricle....
Papillomavirus replication combines some aspects of both the abortive and productive schemes just discussed. These viruses cause warts or papillomas, and there are many different types, with most showing no antigenic cross-reactivity with each other. Infections with most papillomavirus types are completely benign (although irritating or occasionally painful), but some can be spread by sexual intercourse, leading to persistent genital infections, especially in females. Statistical analyses comparing the incidence of cervical carcinoma and the patterns of Formation of a wart by infection with papillomavirus is outlined in Fig. 16.6. It involves virus entering the basal cells of the epithelium (the skin in the case of warts). The virus expresses In such a transformed cell, no virus is produced, so formation of the cancer can be looked at as a dead-end accident induced by the continued stimulation of cell division caused by the virus's persistent infection. As these transformed cells...
An abdominal exam will determine tenderness or signs of peritonitis. Bowel sounds range from hypoactive (absence of peristalsis in toxic dilation) to hyperactive. A distended abdomen is of concern for toxic megacolon. Inflammatory masses may be palpable and suggestive of ileocecal Crohn's disease. A detailed perianal and rectal exam should be performed to assess for large skin tags, fistulae or abscess, mass lesions, and the gross appearance of stool. Other features that should be noted are the presence of oral ulcers, ocular inflammation, or skin lesions. These are systemic manifestations of certain infectious organisms or IBD.
Anal fissures are best identified by careful inspection. The buttocks should be aggressively spread with special attention to the posterior midline. Marked tenderness and sphincter spasm may limit the ability to perform a digital exam or anoscopy even with topical anesthesia, but such tenderness itself suggests a fissure, particularly in the absence of an acutely thrombosed hemorrhoid or other lesion. A fissure can be identified as a small, linear tear oriented perpendicular to the dentate line. Fissures are so commonly located in the posterior midline that, if found laterally, a predisposing disease process (such as inflammatory bowel disease, syphilis, tuberculosis, and others) should be considered. The classic triad of a chronic anal fissure includes (a) a sentinel pile or skin tag, the result of lymphatic edema and low-grade infection at the distal skin margin (b) the fissure itself and (c) a hypertrophied anal papilla proximally caused by edema and fibrosis (Fig. 2). An anal...
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